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article 29 July 2014 UK
News
Nearly 2m living with their parents - despite having a job

Getting a job is hard enough. But one in four 20 to 34-year-olds in work are still forced to live with their parents because of costs. How does your area compare? Check out our clickable heatmap.

article 04 July 2014 UK
News
Clegg wants to boost the north - any ideas?!

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg wants ideas from the public on how to boost growth in the north of England. Here are some of your suggestions so far...

video 17 June 2014 World

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Why does my house earn more than me? - video

News that UK house prices are soaring echoes economist Thomas Piketty's warning that in the west we can now earn more by owning things than by working. Will the social fabric disintegrate as a result?

video 17 June 2014 France

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'These issues are beyond left and right' - video

French economist Thomas Piketty and Ryan Bourne, of the Institute of Economic Affairs, debate the Frenchman's call for a global tax on high earners to ensure a fairer distribution of wealth.

article 13 June 2014 UK
News
What would happen if interest rates rise?

After more than five years at record low levels, an interest rate rise could be on its way. But why has the Bank of England suggested it and what effect would it have?

article 12 June 2014 World
The recession led to 10,000 suicides in Europe, the US and Canada, 1,000 of them of the UK, according to researchers (Getty)
Recession linked to rise in suicides in western countries

The recession led to 10,000 suicides in Europe, the US and Canada, 1,000 of them in the UK, according to researchers.

article 11 June 2014 Business
Unemployment continues to fall, but pay growth drops significantly - despite government hopes that the so-called
'Cost of living crisis' returns to haunt government

Unemployment continues to fall, but pay growth drops significantly - despite government hopes that the so-called "cost of living crisis" is coming to an end.

article 06 June 2014 UK
The International Monetary Fund says it
UK economy performing well but risks ahead - IMF

The International Monetary Fund says it "clearly under-estimated" the strength of Britain's economic recovery, as Christine Lagarde plays down speculation about her leading the European Commission.

video 27 May 2014 World, United States

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Larry Summers on EU leaders' 'mistakes' - video

Larry Summers, key adviser to presidents Clinton and Obama, is still an advocate of free market capitalism. But what does he think about the link between the EU's political and economic crises?